Japanese Movies (Wellington)

(For information about free movie screenings in Auckland/Hamilton, please visit the Consulate-General of Japan in Auckland's website.)

Admission is free! Movies are screened free of charge at the Japan Information & Cultural Centre on the last Tuesday and Thursday of each month at 6pm. The dates and titles may change due to unforeseen circumstances so please check back to confirm there have been no changes.

A short video (Japan Video Topics) will be shown from 5.45pm before the feature film begins at 6pm. Admission is free of charge and on a first-come-first-served basis.

Embassy and elevator access will be available from 5.30pm.

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Monthly Movies
Japan Information and Cultural Centre

L18 The Majestic Centre, 100 Willis St.
5:45pm Tue 23 &
Thu 25  Feb. 2016


Ballad 名もなき恋のうた

Released: 2009. Running Time: 132 mins. Rating: M (Battle Violence) Genre: Live-action, Romance, Period Fantasy. Director: Takashi Yamazaki

Of the numerous feature films in the Crayon Shin-chan anime series, Crayon Shinchan Bravo Samurai was particularly well received and honoured with many prestigious awards. The world of this anime masterpiece has been reworked here as a live-action, romantic period piece which grossed more than 18 million dollars at the Japanese box office. A timid boy “timeslips” into the medieval era of the Warring States where he observes the love between a lowly samurai and the princess of a small feudal domain. Takashi Yamazaki, director of the Always: Sunset on Third Street films employs his talent for visual effects to give the battle scenes a feeling of grand scale.

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Free admission based on a first-come, first-served basis. To avoid disappointment, please make sure to come early (Lifts are available from 5:30pm).The entrance will be closed if the theatre reaches capacity.  A short Japan video topics DVD will be shown from 5:45pm before the start of the feature film at 6:00pm.


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